Parenting – Halloween 2017

I can’t believe this is the third Halloween season we’re enjoying with our little one. Here’s a recap of our family and kid’s costumes over the last two years and a reveal of this year’s costumes. Phil likes to surprise Colin with his costume and the first impression usually doesn’t go well. We actually caught […]

Pregnant – Managing Gestational Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with World Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov 14. Having just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought I would detail how I’m managing the diagnosis. The following is not meant to be taken as medical advice, just a retelling of my own experience. GESTATIONAL DIABETES I didn’t get this […]

$200 of Andalou Naturals Skincare Products from Whole Foods

 Have you ever wondered whether those Instagram giveaways were real? Well Whole Foods runs real giveaways because I just won one! A few weeks ago, they hosted a giveaway for a $200 prize pack of Andalou Naturals skincare products. I picked up my package in store recently and am super excited about how much product […]

Pregnant – My 5 Go-To Maternity Looks

Most people think maternity clothes are unnecessary and you can just find jersey maxi dresses or live in baggy shirts and yoga pants. I think differently for this pregnancy. At 6 months, my bump is already as big as a singleton pregnancy at 9 months. The full belly band on some of my pants are […]

Eating – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

As a self proclaimed hot sauce super fan – yes it’s a thing – I’ve tried may sauces from various countries and spice levels. When Gringo Bandito sent samples of their Red, Green, and Super Hot sauces to try, I was pretty excited. While the brand is available at many major retailers, I found that […]

Parenting – Update on Baby Skincare Products for Eczema

About two years ago, I made a Youtube video showing my favorite skincare products for baby eczema. We tried so many products at the time and now we’ve narrowed it down to the most effective ones. Colin’s triggers are still heat, dry skin in the winter, and irritation from food when he eats. We were […]

Pregnant – Four Ways Our Expenses Increased With a Twin Pregnancy

  Raising twins will be pricey as expected. We are already experiencing some of these additional costs now during pregnancy.  Not included in these is the cost of everyone’s time. My time off work to see the doctor. I’m not an hourly employee but missed work needs to be made up. My husband has been […]

Product Review – Baby Bottles – Dr. Brown’s Options Narrow

I have been testing this bottle for a few months and finally have time to upload a video about it. This post is not sponsored, I received a sample bottle for free when I signed up for a mailing list. — Dr. Brown’s released a new bottle this year that is supposed to address the […]

Hidden Garden Foods Gluten Free Cookies + Giveaway

It takes no effort to convince me to eat my veggies. I love them. However, my husband is a different story. But his motto with foods he doesn’t like is that if he can’t taste it, he won’t hate it. Our household has been taste testing bags of cookies from Hidden Garden Foods this past […]

Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spread

When Blue Isle told me they were sending samples of their Mediterranean spreads, I thought I would get one or two containers or at least a coupon to get some at my local store. Behold, they sent me 10 containers, two of each flavor. What to do, what to do…   I brought the spreads […]